February 18, 2020

Walton EMC and Oglethorpe Power Present Large Walton County Tax Payment

Contact:  Terri Statham
Phone Number:  770-270-6990
Email:  terri.statham@opc.com

(TUCKER, GA, Feb. 18, 2020)  – Officials from Walton EMC and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented Oglethorpe Power’s 2019 ad valorem tax payment of $344,634.56 to the Walton County Tax Commissioner’s office.

The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s ownership of the Doyle Energy Facility near Monroe.  The natural gas-powered plant includes five generating units capable of producing about 281 megawatts of electric power.

Oglethorpe Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative owned by and serving 38 electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Walton EMC, which provides electric service in Walton County and other area counties.

Around the state, Oglethorpe Power will pay more than $43 million in 2019 ad valorem taxes for power-generating facilities that it owns or co-owns on behalf of its Member EMCs. 

About Oglethorpe Power

Oglethorpe Power is one of the nation’s largest power supply cooperatives with more than $12 billion in assets serving 38 Electric Membership Corporations which, collectively, provide electricity to approximately 4.1 million Georgia residents. A proponent of conscientious energy development and use, Oglethorpe Power balances reliable and affordable energy with environmental responsibility and has an outstanding record of regulatory compliance. Its diverse energy portfolio includes natural gas, hydroelectric, coal and nuclear-generating plants with a combined capacity of approximately 7,800 megawatts. Oglethorpe Power was established in 1974 and is owned by its 38 Member Systems. Its headquarters are in Tucker, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb.